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Jeff Killeen

CIBC World Markets

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Jeff Killeen has been with the CIBC Mining Research team since early 2011. He covers and provides technical assessment of junior and intermediate exploration and mining companies worldwide. Prior to joining CIBC, Killeen worked as an exploration and mine geologist in several major mining camps, including the Sudbury basin and the Kirkland Lake region. Killeen earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University.




Recent Interviews

Jeff Killeen: Cash and Catalysts Rule the Day (9/10/14) Jeff Killeen, mining analyst with CIBC World Markets, has spent much of 2014 on the road vetting junior mining projects. He says that the cash-and-catalyst mindset should remain prevalent for investors looking at explorer and developer equities, while improving operations has been the biggest motivator for producer share prices in 2014. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen offers his insight and hands-on perspective on several developers and producers with near-term catalysts.

Jeff Killeen: A Picky Player's Guide to a Cautiously Optimistic Mining Market (3/26/14) The price of gold may be enjoying a double-digit increase so far this year and some equities may even have doubled their value, but Jeff Killeen of CIBC World Markets says it's not time to jump into metals with both feet. Be selective, he counsels. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen shares the higher-quality names that have prospects for development.

Jeff Killeen: C is for Cash and Catalysts in a Chaotic Market (6/28/13) Resource equities remain under siege and Jeff Killeen, an analyst with CIBC World Markets in Toronto, preaches the importance of the two Cs, cash and catalysts, to investors in this shaky market. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen discusses what fundamentals he looks for and names some companies that have strong balance sheets and potentially market-moving news on the horizon.

Recent Quotes

"We expect CNL to complete a feasibility study on Buriticá in the next 12 months." (6/25/15) Continental Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"Our estimates show phase 1 and 2 of AKG's Asanko project have an IRR of 21%." (5/21/15) Asanko Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We think P's strong growth in cash will act as a catalyst for its stock." (5/6/15) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"Black Fox is expected to generate free cash flow despite a weak gold price." (3/19/15) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We expect a modest boost in reserves when P releases an update." (2/24/15) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"P's cost base has room to generate free cash flow today." (2/13/15) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"The financing improves AKG's balance sheet in a critical period." (1/23/15) Asanko Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"AKG's goal of achieving production by Q1/16 is well within reach." (1/16/15) Asanko Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

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"San Agustin could provide AR with near-term production growth." (1/13/15) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"The strategic investment is a positive step forward for PVG and its Brucejack project." (12/9/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We are initiating coverage on TGM with a Sector Outperform rating." (10/31/14) True Gold Mining Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG's Columbaz target at TV Tower has potential for significant volume." (10/22/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"CNL's drill results suggest Buritica's total size will grow and grades could improve." (10/15/14) Continental Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We expect shares of P to trade at a premium to its peer group." (9/16/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG's prospective assets have shown the potential to be developed into operating assets." (9/12/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"AKG's seasoned team is expected to maintain its schedule and reach production in Q2/16." (9/11/14) Asanko Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PG's drill results represent another positive step forward at Kinsley." (9/11/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"A PEA for San Agustin before the end of 2014 could be a meaningful catalyst for AR." (9/10/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"The gold exploration stocks that are still on the radar for institutional investors are companies like AKG." (9/10/14) Asanko Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"CNL is a developer under coverage that is getting attention from institutional buyers." (9/10/14) Continental Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"PG's strong balance sheet and the ability to unlock value in its assets are a big part of its share price performance." (9/10/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"PLG's Kinsley project has some of the better grades I've seen in Nevada in recent memory." (9/10/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"PVG's Brucejack site should perform well." (9/10/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"Drill results released since P acquired the Black Fox asset suggest that the resource will grow." (9/10/14) Primero Mining Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"SAS has been working toward getting the Taylor mine up and running." (9/10/14) St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"We came away confident from a trip to PVG's Brucejack project." (8/25/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PG's Hardrock project is taking shape." (8/19/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"AR is moving forward along a dual permitting path for San Antonio." (8/15/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"CNL's drilling at Buritica returns consistent, good results." (7/29/14) Continental Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"CNL has hit multiple gold veins at Buritica with grades and thicknesses better than estimates." (7/29/14) Continental Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG's Valley Porphyry shows potential for continued resource growth." (7/23/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We view PLG's drill results as positive; they highlight the potential for continued resource growth at TV Tower." (7/22/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"Phase 1 of AKG's Asanko gold mine is fully financed for construction." (7/18/14) Asanko Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"The drill results at AR's San Agustin are encouraging." (7/16/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"P has low cash costs, a strong balance sheet and a seasoned management team." (7/10/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PG's Indicated resource at Hardrock increased by 69%." (7/9/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"Robust Brucejack economics could position PVG as a takeout candidate." (6/26/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"In buying Cadillac, PLG is taking advantage of a challenging market." (6/16/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG has discovered a new copper-gold porphyry system at TV Tower; the initial intersection is promising." (6/13/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We expect PLG's Kinsley will take the center stage during 2014." (6/5/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"With a strong balance sheet and potential to unlock further value at Buriticá, CNL remains a top pick." (5/14/14) Continental Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We continue to favor CNL for its strong balance sheet and high-grade deposit." (5/13/14) Continental Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"P's Q1/14 is another quarter of strong operational performance." (5/9/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"AR is an emerging gold producer with lower cash-cost operations." (5/7/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"AR is an emerging gold producer with lower cash-cost operations." (5/7/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"Drilling at PLG's Kinsley Mountain continues to return strong grades." (4/24/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PVG's Valley of the Kings zone will generate both interest in the company and working capital." (4/17/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We are reinstating coverage on PLG upon the closing of its $20M financing." (4/7/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We are reinstating coverage on P following the shares offering." (3/28/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"In Q4/13, AR generated operating cash flow of $9.3M." (3/26/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"FNV has lots of cash on its balance sheet to make acquisitions." (3/26/14) Franco-Nevada Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"G has high-quality, high-grade cornerstone assets that generate a large amount of cash flow." (3/26/14) Goldcorp Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"P remains one of the lower-cost producers in the space." (3/26/14) Primero Mining Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"AR has an attractive low-cost profile." (3/26/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"Drill results from PG's Cove project in Nevada are looking particularly interesting." (3/26/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"I expect CNL's updated resource estimate for the Buriticá project will show growth in total resources." (3/26/14) Continental Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"In the junior nonproducer space, my top picks include PVG." (3/26/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"PLG's drill holes have very good grades and breadth." (3/26/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen More >

"New assays form PLG's Kinsley could increase the upside potential of the project's resources." (2/27/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"With P's San Dimas expansion near completion, capital spending in 2014 is set to fall." (2/14/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PG's Hardrock PEA shows an internal rate of return of 19%." (1/29/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG revealed the presence of supergene copper mineralization at K2." (1/23/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"AR produced 28,648 oz Au eq in Q4/13." (1/21/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"New results show resource expansion potential at PLG's TV Tower." (1/10/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"ANV's amended credit facility will provide sufficient near-term liquidity." (1/2/14) Allied Nevada Gold Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"AR's plan for a smaller Magino project will reduce capex." (12/19/13) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"The acquisition of Brigus meaningfully increases P's production profile." (12/17/13) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"The total ounces produced at Brucejack have met PVG's estimate." (11/25/13) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG has hit its highest-grade intercept to date at Kinsley Mountain." (11/18/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"We are increasing our price target and rating for AR." (11/13/13) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG's results at Kayali add to TV Tower's long-term growth potential." (11/4/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PG's updated resource estimate for Hardrock showed modest growth." (10/31/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"The Kayali and Karaayi targets at PLG's TV Tower now show contiguity." (10/22/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG's drilling has defined new silver and gold oxide zones." (10/4/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PVG's recent underground drill highlights include 1,622 g/t Au over 6.25m in hole VU-168." (9/10/13) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"The silver zone at PLG's KCD target extends 100m and remains open to the north." (9/10/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG received approval of the plan of operations permit for the Kinsley Mountain project." (9/4/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

"PLG's drill results from the TV Tower project show extension of the gold zone and high-grade intercepts." (7/23/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets More >

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